Reviews

ADATA XPG ATOM 50 M.2 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD Review

Recently, XPG, ADATA’s gaming brand, released the ATOM 50 PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD. Marketed for gamers of both PCs and PlayStation 5 consoles, the ATOM 50 is designed as a massive upgrade from standard solid-state drives or for expanding the storage space for the PS5. In this review, we scrutinize the ATOM 50, putting it through the rigors of our benchmark suite.

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Memory

XPG Overclocks DDR5 to 8,118 MT/s

On Saturday, XPG announced it had successfully overclocked one of its DDR5-4800 MHz memory kits to an astonishing 8,118 MT/s. This marks the first DDR5 memory kit to be overclocked to such a high speed and shows XPG’s dedication to the overclocking community. The XPG ram used to accomplish this great feat featured SK Hynix DRAM modules with the CAS# Latency loosened to 50 clocks. That’s only 8 clocks lower than one of its JEDEC specifications. Below is XPG’s announcement.

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Memory

ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D45G DDR4-4400 MHz Review

The XPG product line from ADATA has a new family member in the newly released SPECTRIX D45G DDR4 modules. They’re a strong offering in the RGB memory space with high XMP ratings and budget-conscious price tags. It seems like just yesterday that an XMP rating of 4400 MHz would cost you upwards of $300, and that was without the added RGB element. But today’s review item offers that speed at a super-competitive price point of just $149.99. We obtained a test sample, and we’re going to put this budget memory to the test.

News

ADATA Announces Prospector Series SSD’s for CHIA Plotting

ADATA has just announced the Prospector 970 and 950 SSD’s with a focus on the high endurance demands of CHIA plotting. The Prospector 970 features 2TB of storage space with a Total Bytes Written (TBW) of 56,000 and has an MSRP of $1499.99. The Prospector 950 has a 1TB capacity and a TBW of 28,000 with an MSRP of $799.99. Both models are designed for continuous use and have a high Program-Erase (P/E) cycle rating. Below is ADATA’s official press release.

XPG Starker Mid-Tower Case Review
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XPG Starker Mid-Tower Case Review

Today on the review table is the XPG Starker. A compact and versatile mid-tower chassis. While it is the smallest case offered by ADATA’s gaming division, XPG, there is still plenty of space for a multitude of components and various configurations. This is due to intelligently designed features and multipurpose plates included with the Starker. We will get into that and much more as we take a deep dive into what makes the XPG Starker so special.

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XPG Defender Pro Mid-Tower Case Review

The XPG Defender Pro is a Mid-Tower chassis that offers enthusiast-grade performance with exceptional airflow and functionality. Designed to accommodate E-ATX motherboards, large graphics cards, custom water cooling, and plenty of RGB lighting, the Defender Pro is a gamer’s dream chassis. Positioned between XPG’s flagship chassis, the Battlecruiser, and its first offering, the Invader, the Defender Pro, provides all the premium features with a reasonable price tag.

Cooling

XPG Launches Levante 360 All-in-One Liquid Cooler

Today, XPG Launched the second generation of its All-in-One liquid cooler, the XPG Levante 360. The new AIO uses Asetek’s 7th generation pump and a large 360mm radiator and a ‘thermally optimized’ copper plate with 0.15 mm-thin microchannels to dissipate the heat. XPG equipped the Levante 360 with three Dual Ring 120mm fans (40K hours at 40°C MTBF) to move air through the radiator. Each fan sports twenty RGBs along with the pump cap that is also lit up with RGB lighting.

Memory

ADATA Spectrix D50 DDR4 Review

Born to serve the needs of high-performance computers, ADATA’s new XPG Spectrix D50 combines speedy XMP profiles with a stylish but subdued RGB design. We’ve recently seen companies pushing the limits of RGB memory modules, but ADATA took the D50 in a different direction focusing on aesthetics while not forgetting about performance and value.

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ADATA Falcon and Swordfish NVMe SSD Review: Pushing the Price/Performance Boundary

In recent years, ADATA has gained recognition as one of the global leaders of DRAM memory and Flash application products. They recently launched two new fast PCI-Express x4 3.0 NVMe 1.3 drives, which push the performance per price boundary. The FALCON and SWORDFISH come in at just 13 and 12 cents per gigabyte respectively. Despite the remarkably low price, performance is still quite good. They even managed to include a stylish heatsink to help with thermal throttling and add a little bling to your build.